Daywatch: Crime takes center stage at Mayors’ Forum


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The often belligerent Mayor Lori Lightfoot went on the offensive again against a major challenger, repeatedly sabotaging rival candidates and moderators on Thursday’s forum to defend her mayoral record.

As he had done in many of his mayoral elections, Lightfoot tried to portray himself as one who was really addressing the issue, so he could not be criticized because his opponents were coming to the topic from different sides of the political spectrum. Crime became the main focus of discussion.

Turning to Rep. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia, a progressive member of the Southwest Side, Lightfoot saw him as a supporter of the withdrawal of the police movement, declaring: . Don’t let him fool you. “

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Additional warning fire at block 4800 of S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Carlon Brown lives on the 15th floor of the Kenwood skyscraper, where a deadly fire broke out Wednesday morning. Many residents, including Brown, were forced out of the building, according to city records.

Ms Brown was allowed back to her apartment across the hall where the fire was believed to have started since it was extinguished around noon Wednesday after she rushed home from work. I said no.

Tammy Birdney Simpson was vaccinated by Roseland Community Hospital Nurse Mariel Miaguzko on December 30, 2021 during a COVID-19 vaccination event at Josephine's Southern Cooking in Chatham.

The United States is ready to make COVID-19 vaccination like the annual flu shot. This is a major shift in strategy, despite long-standing questions about how best to protect against a virus that is still rapidly mutating.

The COVID-19 vaccine has saved millions of lives, and booster doses continue to help the most vulnerable even as more contagious variants emerge. It does not prevent mild infections for long periods of time.

Heidi Stover and company "Hansel and Gretel" at the Chicago Lyric Opera.

Engelbert Humperdinck’s music for ‘Hansel and Gretel’ is an eclectic, cinematic composition, and listening to it is a reminder of one’s own past, says the school choir wrote Chris Jones, who returned to

Few other works combine Folk’s whimsy and emotional trauma so well, but Hansel and Gretel are the poster brothers for such things.

Chase Brown takes on Northwestern University in the second half of an NCAA college football game on November 26, 2022 in Evanston, Illinois. Illinois won his 41-3.

Even if Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon pulls out of the Senior Bowl, next week’s mobile will be a big chance for the Illinis, writes Brad Biggs.

Three Illinois players are on the National roster, the most in program history (Illinois sent two players 16 times). Coming out of his 8-5 season in his second year running Bret Bielema’s program, his Jartavius ​​“Quan” Martin and Sydney Brown at safety will join his back running Chase Brown.

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Symphony Center on November 15, 2019.

For one night at the Symphony Center, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the All Duke Ellington Program. Younger music fans may appreciate Disney on Ice featuring songs from Frozen and Encanto.

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